Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Money is For Trains


The federal government said Ohio must use $400 million in stimulus money for a new passenger train project, not on highways as suggested by Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich....

...Rob Kulat, a spokesman for the Federal Rail Administration, said Wednesday the money can't be reallocated. It was part of $8 billion that the stimulus bill set aside for rail projects in the United States. The awards were given to 31 states based on competitive bids.

....Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said Kasich still believes that Gov. Ted Strickland should ask the federal government for flexibility.

I don't think Gov. Strickland will be taking any advice from Kasich.